Definition of Plagianthus betulinus

1. Noun. Deciduous New Zealand tree whose inner bark yields a strong fiber that resembles flax and is called New Zealand cotton.

Exact synonyms: Plagianthus Regius, Ribbon Tree, Ribbonwood
Group relationships: Genus Plagianthus, Plagianthus
Terms within: New Zealand Cotton
Generic synonyms: Tree



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Plagianthus
Plagianthus betulinus
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Planck's law
Planck's radiation law
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Literary usage of Plagianthus betulinus

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1. Austral English: A Dictionary of Australasian Words, Phrases, and Usages by Edward Ellis Morris (1898)
"... plagianthus betulinus, A. Cunn., and Hoheria populnea, A. Cunn., the bark of which is used for cordage, and was once used for making a demulcent drink. ..."

2. The Timbers of Commerce and Their Identification by Herbert Stone (1904)
"Anatomical characters as those of plagianthus betulinus except the size of the elements, the rays in particular being much bolder. Pores, size 3-4 and 35-60 ..."

3. Dictionary of Textiles by Louis Harmuth (1915)
"Akaroa—The ribbon tree, plagianthus betulinus, of New Zealand, yielding a flexible, lustrous, strong lace-like bast, used for nets, lines, etc. ..."

4. Austral English: A Dictionary of Australasian Words, Phrases, and Usages by Edward Ellis Morris (1898)
"... plagianthus betulinus, A. Cunn., and Hoheria populnea, A. Cunn., the bark of which is used for cordage, and was once used for making a demulcent drink. ..."

5. The Timbers of Commerce and Their Identification by Herbert Stone (1904)
"Anatomical characters as those of plagianthus betulinus except the size of the elements, the rays in particular being much bolder. Pores, size 3-4 and 35-60 ..."

6. Dictionary of Textiles by Louis Harmuth (1915)
"Akaroa—The ribbon tree, plagianthus betulinus, of New Zealand, yielding a flexible, lustrous, strong lace-like bast, used for nets, lines, etc. ..."

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